Archive for January, 2017
“Leaders are like eagles. We don’t have either of them here.” – Despair.com
Bald Eagle managers are living proof that stealing credit can be a winning career strategy.
The Fisher and the Fished A fisherman who had caught a very small Fish was putting it in his basket when it said: “I pray you put me back into the stream, for I can be of no use to you; the gods do not eat fish.” “But I am no god,” said the Fisherman. […]
Remoras make it look like they’re contributing members of the team, when for the most part they just go along for the ride.
ManagementSpeak: That’s a great call-out. Translation: Gee, thanks for pointing out another of my deficiencies. Thanks to this week’s contributor for pointing out that for his manager, “another of my deficiencies” is reliance on phrases like “that’s a great call-out.”
Piranhas try to kill you one small bite at a time. To survive them remember, there’s strength in numbers for you, too.
ManagementSpeak: As my fortune cookie said, “Those who take the risks get the rewards.” Translation: Mr. Fortune Cookie doesn’t work here anymore. Regular correspondent and contributor L.T. once again provides an observation of the business office.
When dealing with screamers, keep your cool